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Librarians: Please Ning Me!

I just noticed that Newkirk Barnes, our April BOTM has a profile on the Ning-powered Library 2.0 Network. Taking a stroll to that site revealed several other documents librarians as well as other social-media oriented folks.

So what could I do but establish an account of my own?

A few features that I found really nice:

  • It plays well with other social network sites – I could import photos from Flickr and video from YouTube.
  • You can place an RSS feed right on your profile page and they make it dead easy to do so.
  • Overall, it seems much faster than MySpace and has less advertising.

If you’re on Ning, give me a ring!

I’m not thinking of closing my MySpace account because my MySpace network gives me access to a broader range of people. But just from noodling around a few blog entries on Library 2.0 Ning, I’m looking forward to being inspired by others efforts and ideas in better collaborating with our customers/patrons/users.


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